Archive Results For: Pacific

A Japanese Print of a Dutch East Indiaman

By J. F. L. De Balbian Verster

A description of a print of the 1737 built Dutch East Indiaman Schellach, drawn whilst she was in Japan in1748-9, and given by the Mikado to Rear-Admiral Sir M. W. Van Rensselaer Bowier commander of the Koningin Emma in Japan in 1881 as a souvenir of the old relations between Japan and Holland after the […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Art & Music | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy

Ships of 1529

By W. B. Whall

There is a brief introduction to the charts and globe used in negotiating the trading rights of Portugal and Spain as defined by the Treaty of Tordesillas; the Papal division of the Atlantic into east and west trading zones; Spain to the west, Portugal to the east.  There is a correlation drawn between winds and […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

Extra Illustrating Naval and Nautical Books

By Olaf Hartelie

Members of the S.N.R. who are extra illustrators of naval or nautical books will do well not to overlook the Town and Country Magazine. The interest of articles for members of the Society rests not in the scandal of the eighteenth century nor in the ladies, but with the portraits, of which there are several, […] Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Science & Exploration

Note: Dictionary Words

By E du Boulay

Du Boulay provides a number of nautical words taken from a “Collection of Voyages and Travels”, which was published in 1745. The words had been used by Sir Francis Drake in his diary of his voyage to the Pacific in 1577 and from the records of the first Dutch vessels to sail to the East […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Francis Drake | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Note: Dictionary Words

By E du Boulay

Du Boulay provides a number of nautical words taken from a “Collection of Voyages and Travels”, which was published in 1745. The words had been used by Sir Francis Drake in his diary of his voyage to the Pacific in 1577 and from the records of the first Dutch vessels to sail to the East […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Pacific
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Note: The Red Flag

By B Glanvill Corney

The author reproduces an extract from the diary of a Revd. Robert Knopwood, Hobart Tasmania, which purports to explain the origin of the use of the Red Flag by the Royal Navy. However, the editor adds a note which repudiates the claim. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Navies

Note: The “Empress Line”

By E P Kay

On 30 April 1891 the steamship Empress of India entered Vancouver for the first time, the occasion being celebrated with a day’s public holiday which allowed large crowds to welcome her. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

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